Murle Ranney Rack
Feb. 26, 1918 - Aug. 16, 2014
La Jolla, California
Murle Ranney Rack wife, mother of four and retired teacher and musician, passed away in La Jolla, California, surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 16, 2014 at the age of 96.
Murle was born in Dodge, North Dakota, on Feb. 26, 1918. She was the first of four daughters born to Cecil and Ruth Ranney. A graduate of Minot Teachers College, she had a fulfilling career as a English, math and band te...
James Charles Vaughan, 79, died unexpectedly but peacefully during his sleep Aug. 14, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California, after many years coping with multiple sclerosis and confined to an electric wheelchair.
Jim Vaughan was born March 30, 1935, in Utica, New York to James Baker Vaughan and Marianna Le Richeux and received his engineering degree from Cornell University in 1959.
Jim lived with h...
Janet Walter Pringle passed away at 97 at the Sequoias in Portola Valley on August 9.
Janet grew up in Sacramento and later attended UC Berkeley, where she met many lifelong friends. She married E. Covington Pringle (Covie) in 1949 and they spent the early part of their marriage in Red Bluff and San Anselmo. They settled in Woodland in 1952, shortly after their son Bob was born.
Ruth Budlong Sothern passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 96 in Palo Alto.
Ruth was born March 5, 1918, to Wanton Sweet Budlong and Elka Garling Budlong in the Town of Colonie, New York.
She graduated from Nott Terrace High School, June 23, 1936. After one year at Russell Sage College from 1936 to 37, she was forced to leave due to the death of her mother. She graduated from...
Jack Byrne passed away peacefully at the age of 92 after a long and rich life filled with family and friends.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years Mary Alice Byrne, children John Martin Byrne (Donna), William Mark Byrne (Terri) and Bernadette Byrne, his nieces Patricia Byrne, Kathy Byrne, Regina Porter, nephew Courtney Porter Jr. and adored grandchildren Shannon, Brandon, Nicho...
Barbara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 92. The eldest daughter of William and Doris Crangle of Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Denison University as a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she turned to adventure, studying aviation and eventually ended up with a career in the travel business. San Francisco captured her heart...
Miller, Francis P. "F.P."
On the afternoon of July 29, 2014, Frank "F.P." passed away at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. F.P. was born to Louis B. and Mary L. Miller on September 18, 1955. He was a graduate of Parkside High School and a resident of Mountain View, California where he lived with his lifelong sweetheart Lyta Kessler.
F.P. owned and operated Miller Windowcare in Mou...
Joan Marie Sullivan Lundell, born June 28, 1932, passed peacefully in her home in Capitola surrounded by her family on July 24, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. Cletus Sullivan and Marie Sullivan Enright of San Jose; treasured wife of the late Dr. Lowell C. Lundell; beloved mother of Chris Lundell, Kathi Zollinger and Lisa (Matthew) Ulliman; cherished grandmother to Rhiannon, Shannon...
ATHERTON, CA - Our beloved Shahriar Rahimzadeh, aged 32, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend to many, departed this world on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after being struck by a vehicle as he was walking home.
While Shahriar's life would seem too short, those who knew him are trying to accept that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which h...
Stewart passed away after a long illness at his home on Monday. He touched so many lives in his 89 years. We will miss him terribly, but we are grateful that he is now rejoicing in His presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Stewart was born in San Francisco. His earliest years were spent in San Bruno, after which his family moved to Belmont. He graduated from Sequoia High School. After ...
George Bull, Jr.
May 21, 1924 - July 17, 2014
George Bull Jr., born May 21, 1924, passed away on July 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
George was the owner and pharmacist for 35 years at "Bull's Ladera Pharmacy." He cared deeply for his family and friends as well as his customers at the pharmacy. He made many long time friends in Ladera and Portola Valley.
He was the loving husband of Edith who passed away several years ago.
July 20, 1945 - July 16, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Madeline Ettin was born in New York City on July 20, 1945, to Abraham and Ruth (nee Rheingold) Ettin. She has one sister, Judy, five years younger.
Madeline showed evidence early on of significant artistic ability and studied at the Art Students League in New York City from age 12. On the basis of a portfolio, she was accepted into and graduated from New York's High School of Art and Music in 1...
Patricia Miller Evans Weiss, 91, of Palo Alto, California, died on July 14, 2014.
She was born to Colonel R.G. Miller and Dollie Martin in Fort Lewis, Washington, on Jan. 19, 1923. She graduated from the University of North Carolina.
An untiring social activist, she worked in the Settlement Houses in New York City in the 1940s, campaigned with the Farm Workers in California in the 1960s, sto...
Sept. 17, 1921 - July 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Genevieve Stewart Gilbert died on July 13, 2014, at Topanga Park Assisted Living in Canoga Park, under the care of Faith and Hope Hospice, after a long illness. Prior to that she was a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California.
She was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Beaumont High School, Harris Teachers College, and Washington University. While at Washington University she m...
Frances Peace Kearton
April 24, 1920 – July 12, 2014
Fran passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A resident of Menlo Park, California, she was a true Southern belle, born and raised in Georgia, yet driven to be an artiste.
After working as a John Robert Powers model, she went on to perform in the early days of live broadcast television. She and co-star Dick Van Dyke wrote copy,...
Helen Virginia Smith, who lived in Palo Alto 60 years and served as president of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League), died suddenly Saturday, July 12. She was 92.
Friends knew her as a teacher, painter, actress, gourmet cook, arts patron and as a warm and caring friend with a sharp Southern wit, dignified bearing and a sympathetic ear.
Born Helen Rising on Oct. 18, 1921, in C...
MENLO PARK, CA – Mary Louise Franceschini Riviello, 80, passed away July 10, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mary was born November 1, 1933, in Stanford, CA, to Margaret Fabbro Franceschini and Angelo Franceschini. She graduated from Notre Dame de Namur High School in Belmont, California, and attended Notre Dame de Namur College in Belmont, California.
Mary was devoted to the Cath...
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, "BJ" was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000. On July 8, 2014, the disease overtook her at her home in Palo Alto, in the arms of her loving husband.
The second of three daughters, BJ was born in the small town of Bolivia, North Carolina, on August 31, 1931, to Early and Blanche Danford. She married her second husband, Frank Lockfeld, in...